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The Fine Craft Gala on the evening of Friday, July 15th will kick off the 2016#FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Fest at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. With a theme of Diversity, this event will feature a speaker series with artist and instructor Brigitte Clavette, artist and instructor Judie Acquin-Miksovsky, and artist Philip Savage, recipient of the 2015 Nel Oudemans Award. The presentation of the 2016 Nel Oudemans award by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will also be a highlight of the evening, as well as NBCC “Best Booth”, “Best Body of Work”, and “Best New Product” awards. Gala attendees will receive an exclusive “First Look” preview of the NB Fine Craft Festival from 6-7pm to the live music of Nova Scotian fiddler Alycia Putnam. The gala commences at 7pm. Plus enjoy craft beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales and delicious appetizers and spirits from Urban Deli.

Limited tickets are available: $20 + HST
Tickets on sale on eventbrite.com: http://ow.ly/rFbQ300Yil7

Network with NBCC professional craftspeople, enthusiasts, advocates, administrators, craft champions, and emerging artists within the sector. Get first pick of unique products crafted #FromHumanHands by NBCC Juried Members, who are masters of design and craftsmanship. Be inspired by the stories, heritage skills, aesthetics, and high standard of New Brunswick fine craft.

Presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, Canada’s oldest crafts council. Proceeds go to the NBCC, a provincial non-profit organization, to support fine craft in the province.

From Human Hands: NB Fine Craft Fest, July 16 & 17:https://www.facebook.com/events/133705957042375/
For more information, visit nbcraftscouncil.ca, check out our facebook page:facebook.com/NewBrunswickCraftsCouncil, or call 506-450-8989.

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